This book examines the political economy of attempts to restructure the Donbass, one of the Soviet Union's most important 'old economy' 'rustbelt' industrial regions. It shows how local interest groups have successfully frustrated the central government's and the World Bank's proposed market-oriented restructuring, and how a manufacturing-based regional economy is surviving, partially, with restructuring postponed.
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(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Adam Swain
Adam Swain is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has been researching regional development, industrial restructuring and labour relations in Hungary, East Germany and Ukraine since the early 1990s. He is co-editor of a special issue of Regional Studies (1998) about globalization and eastern and central Europe and co-editor of Work, Employment and Transition: Restructuring livelihoods in 'post-communist' Eastern Europe.